Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A Touch of French Country

                                                   I have been making a few changes in
                                                   our library/dining room. I think I mentioned
                                                   that I was making over some curtains that
                                                   I love from the thrift shop.They were really
                                                   wide so I cut them into smaller panels for
                                                   our windows.I also, moved the antique desk
                                                   to this window as well.The toile lamp is a
                                                   perfect match with the curtains.
                                             I found these beautiful french toile pillows as well.

                                                   This little cabinet/dresser was just moved from
                                                    the other side where the desk was ~it gives a little
                                                    more space for the chairs..
                                                         After all that moving and sewing
                                                         it is time for tea!

I am still tweaking this room as the
mantel isn't working for me and I
need to tidy my bookshelves a little.
Also, it is due for a paint job soon.
We use this small round table for  a
     romantic dinner with the wood fireplace
crackling but when we have our family
dinners this small table is replaced with
a long folding one see it here or here.
                                                 It was such a beautiful sunny winter day
                                                           here today with just a perfect amount of
                                                           sparkly white snow ~ quite a change from last
                                                           winter when it seemed to snow everyday.

                                                            Well,that's it for my French Country touches so far
                                                             but I will show you the finished project later.

                                                                                     Thanks for visiting!


At Rivercrest Cottage said...

your home is so lovely and cozy. I think I could move right in.

Christina Paul said...

What a delightfully cozy space- books and tea and a lovely view - perfection- I'd never leave :)

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

Love the curtains and pillows and all your special touches that make your home so nice.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love the additions of the pillows and drapes, Carolyn. Such great finds! That desk is beautiful and suits that area by the window nicely. It all looks so warm, cozy and inviting in your dining room/library!

Susan said...

Love all the French country touches, Carolyn. You have a wonderful eye for bargains, too. Susan

Kathy Moreland said...

Exquisite!! What a gorgeous room to relax in!! Love what you've done!!

janice15 said...

Looks so warm and cozy very very nice I enjoyed the visit. Thank you for sharing with love Janice

Kasia Piekarz said...

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Rose Victorien said...

cousins et rideaux sont superbe, j'aime beaucoup votre décoration,
douce journée

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Reminds me so much of the old Victoria magazine images ~ just gorgeous, Carolyn!

dança do ventre said...

UUUAUUUU...Amei a louça de chá! tudo lindo parabéns.

dizzyizzy said...

Everything is absolutely lovely.

Mari said...

Love your new curtains and toile pillows...your room looks beautiful and cozy....


Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Carolyn,
As usual your decorating and photos are absolutely gorgeous, as is your header. Your pillows are fantastic, lucky you for finding those!
Have a great weekend in advance,

Lorrie said...

It's really welcoming and beautiful. Eating in front of the fire is romantic and practical during these winter months that can be so chilly.

Rosemary-Thyme said...

Oh my heart is doing a happy dance. Your home is so warm and inviting. I truly think I would be perfectly at home. I loved all the amazing photos. Each one captures your beautiful soul.


Daniela said...

Your lovely room is truly enchanting, the light and the atmosphere you've given it is so romantic and sweet, realxing to see and to live, I'm far too sure !
thank you for sharing such beauty, always, my dear Carolyn
Have a lovely weekend

Mom Wald said...

What a cozy room. Changing things up makes everything so nice and fresh.